In 1998, AAHOA identified certain best practices for the hospitality franchise system. AAHOA called those best practices the 12 Points of Fair Franchising (“12 Points”).
Those best practices were established nearly a decade after AAHOA was created. And for good reason. Since then, AAHOA has consistently updated the 12 Points to reflect business changes and the long-term, mutually beneficial relationship between industry franchisors and franchisees. As a young hotelier watching my parents try to make it in America, I know how important the relationship between industry franchisors and franchisees is.
Earlier this year, AAHOA again revised the 12 Points of Fair Franchising to continue our mission and commitment to educating AAHOA Members, and help fulfill our vision to be the foremost advocate and resource for America’s hotel owners.
The newly updated 12 Points reflect the current business landscape and the long-term, mutually beneficial relationship between industry franchisors and franchisees. The revised 12 Points continue this mission as an educational primer for hospitality franchisors and AAHOA Members (current and future hospitality franchisees) to discuss and use to continue designing, developing, and implementing best-in-class, mutually beneficial franchise systems.
As your newest Chairman, it remains a top priority for me to continue to ensure AAHOA’s franchise relations efforts and communications remain essential for the association and all our members.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the updated 12 Points of Fair Franchising guide at AAHOA.com/12Points and share it with your network.
Regardless of whether you are a franchisee or not, you can help educate our members on franchising best practices and the advantages of this exciting path to entrepreneurship.
AAHOA is a team. A family. And I know the best is yet to come.
Thank you for placing your faith in me.